STAMFORD, Conn. - October 1, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced plans to open The Westin Greenwood Village in 2016. Owned by Greenwood Village Hotel, LLC, and managed by White Lodging Services Corporation, the newly constructed Westin will feature 203 spacious rooms, ample meeting space and all the brand’s signature amenities. Located in Denver’s southwest business corridor, The Westin Greenwood Village will be the Westin brand’s fourth hotel to open in greater Denver.
"We are delighted to bring the Westin brand to Greenwood Village, a leading business hub where guests will also enjoy convenient access to upscale shops, dining and entertainment," said Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader for Westin Hotels & Resorts and Le Méridien. "The Westin Greenwood Village will appeal to both business and leisure travelers seeking to recharge and revitalize with the help of the Westin brand’s signature programs and amenities, designed to send them home feeling better than when they arrived."
"We are pleased to continue to grow our portfolio and partner with Jackson Street Holdings, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Greenwood Village," said Dave Sibley, CEO Hospitality Management at White Lodging. "This is now White Lodging’s third Westin in our management portfolio."
The Westin Greenwood Village will be ideally situated near the Denver Tech Center, a 900-acre development with over 9.4 million square feet of office and retail space and home to more than 1,000 companies. Offering views of downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains, the hotel will be adjacent to the Arapahoe Light Rail Station, which provides direct access to downtown Denver, and in the near future, to the Denver International Airport (DEN). Across the street are several premium office towers and the Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre. The Park Meadows shopping and entertainment district, several golf courses and recreation areas are all nearby.
"The Westin brand is a great fit for Greenwood Village, and we expect to attract both business and leisure travelers who are drawn to the brand’s emphasis on wellbeing," said Allison Reid, Senior Vice President of North America Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. "Westin recently crossed the 200th hotel milestone globally, and continues to be sought after by owners and developers across North America due to the resounding success of its innovative products and brand-led programs."
The Westin Greenwood Village will feature a full-service restaurant and lobby bar, 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a WestinWORKOUT® studio, indoor pool and business center. The sensory-rich environment at Westin offers a respite from the rigors of travel and sets a welcoming tone. The Westin brand’s innovative programs and instinctive service transform every aspect of a guest’s stay into a revitalizing experience. All guestrooms and suites at The Westin Greenwood Village will feature the world-renowned Westin Heavenly® Bed – featuring lush sheets, down cushioning and a patented pillow-top mattress, which cradles and contours to the body for complete comfort. Guests will revive in the Heavenly Bath enhanced with the brand’s Heavenly Shower, Heavenly Robe and White Tea Aloe bath amenities, in-room and high-speed Internet access. The hotel will also offer the Westin brand’s signature SuperFoodsRx® menu, which includes nutrient-rich and delicious options to tempt every palate.
Westin Hotels & Resorts, like all brands within Starwood’s robust portfolio, is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest® program, which made headlines when it launched in 1999 with a breakthrough policy of no blackout dates on Free Night Awards. SPG® offers members the ability to redeem awards at more resorts, more luxury properties, more European hotels and more golf properties than any other hotel program.
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Westin Hotels & Resorts has been a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade. Today, Westin has 200 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, and is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries and 181,400 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
Greenwood Village Hotel, LLC is a joint venture formed by Waveland Ventures, LLC and Jackson Street Holdings, LLC. Formed in 2002, Denver-based Waveland Ventures, LLC manages more than $800 million of assets, with the dual bottom line goals of investor return and economic development. Waveland subsidiaries manage venture capital funds that focus on investment in small businesses in the states of Colorado, Alabama, and Texas. More information can be found at www.wavelandventures.com. Jackson Street Holdings, LLC is a leading hotel development, renovation, and management company. With extensive real estate, construction and hospitality experience, Jackson Street Holdings, LLC has well-rounded knowledge that allows the company to accommodate all facets of a project, and an established reputation of providing clients with a quality product, on time, and on budget. More information can be found at www.jacksonstreetholdings.com. Arrival Partners, LLC is providing development, planning and advisory services for the project. Its leadership has completed numerous four-star and five-star urban hotel and destination resort developments in partnership with premium international hotel brands and independent luxury hoteliers. More information can be found at www.arrivalpartners.com.
White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid-to large-scale hotels across the country. Its current portfolio consists of more than 170 hotels in 21 states and encompasses representation of many leading hotel brands. For more information about White Lodging, please visit www.whitelodging.com.
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